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French and Native American Encampment

Castine -

CASTINE РSee history come alive at the Wilson Museum10am to 5pm on Saturday, August 21st and Sunday, August 22nd. Throughout the weekend, Kenneth Hamilton, Will West, Nikki Johnson, Samuel Johnson, and Nathan Hamilton will reenact a 1690s French and Native American encampment on the museum’s picturesque grounds overlooking Penobscot Bay. The demonstration will include 17th century equipment and clothing reproductions, and an informal discussion on the history and culture of the period.

The presentation will recreate a scene that was common during King William’s War in the 1690s. At this time, French and Native forces frequently gathered and coordinated at Pentagoet in Castine, awaiting French supply ships. These shipments were often delayed due to storms or sea battles, and sometimes never arrived.

Ken Hamilton has been speaking and performing at Powwows and schools for many years, and he has also appeared in documentaries on the History Channel. He is well versed in the field of Native American cultural studies, focusing on the Eastern Woodland Nations of the 17th & 18th Centuries.

For this special presentation, the museum will open early at 10 A.M. and will close at 5 PM on August 21st and 22nd. The program is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Wilson Museum 326-9247 or www.wilsonmuseum.org.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Darren French, Education Coordinator

Telephone Number: (207)326-9247

Website: http://www.wilsonmuseum.org

Email: info@wilsonmuseum.org